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Antique Persian Shiraz
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This sophisticated Antique Persian Shiraz rug from Persia features a beautiful natural wool pile. It is adorned with cinnamon, saffron, and earthy tone colors that ensembles motifs, ...
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Vintage 1920s Persian Persian Rugs

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  • Antique Persian Shiraz
  • Antique Persian Shiraz
  • Antique Persian Shiraz
  • Antique Persian Shiraz
W 80 in. L 117 in.
Antique Persian Mahal
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A luxurious antique Persian Mahal with beautiful saturated wools and a timely design for both modern and more traditional settings. Antique blues and reds make for a perfect color co...
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Vintage 1910s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Mahal
  • Antique Persian Mahal
  • Antique Persian Mahal
  • Antique Persian Mahal
W 123 in. L 156 in.
Antique Persian Mahal
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
An antique Persian Mahal that is the epitome of elegance and timelessness. This Mahal features an elegant and classical all-over pattern of flowering vines and unfolding scrolls. The...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Mahal
  • Antique Persian Mahal
  • Antique Persian Mahal
  • Antique Persian Mahal
W 102 in. L 186 in.
Antique Persian Kashan
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Kashan. Measures: 10'4" x 19'3".
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Vintage 1940s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Kashan
  • Antique Persian Kashan
  • Antique Persian Kashan
  • Antique Persian Kashan
W 124 in. L 231 in.
Antique Persian Isfahan
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Isfahan, size: 3'7" x 5'7" with signature, silk foundation.
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Vintage 1940s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Isfahan
  • Antique Persian Isfahan
  • Antique Persian Isfahan
  • Antique Persian Isfahan
W 43 in. L 67 in.
Antique Persian Bakhtiari
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This all-over design carpet features unique geometrical motifs and style and prominent dark tones of red. It features mainly geometrical patterns with floral and detailed pattern wor...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Bakhtiari
  • Antique Persian Bakhtiari
  • Antique Persian Bakhtiari
  • Antique Persian Bakhtiari
W 56 in. L 72 in.
Antique Persian Farahan
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Farahan, measures: 22'0" x 31'0".
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Antique 1890s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Farahan
  • Antique Persian Farahan
  • Antique Persian Farahan
  • Antique Persian Farahan
W 264 in. L 372 in.
Antique Persian Malayer
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Blue abrash ground with all-over lattice design of geometricized floral elements in red, brown and ivory tones. A similarly stylized border of rosettes and vines frames the piece. Th...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Malayer
  • Antique Persian Malayer
  • Antique Persian Malayer
  • Antique Persian Malayer
W 51 in. L 74 in.
Antique Persian Malayer
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Soft teal abrash ground with a densely patterned field of tan and silver geometricized florals outlined in brick-red. The border of tan ground and matching detail colors features a h...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Malayer
  • Antique Persian Malayer
  • Antique Persian Malayer
  • Antique Persian Malayer
W 84 in. L 131 in.
Antique Persian Karajeh
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Antique Persian Karajeh, size: 3'2" X 10'6".  
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Antique Early 1900s Asian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Persian Karajeh
  • Antique Persian Karajeh
  • Antique Persian Karajeh
  • Antique Persian Karajeh
W 38 in. L 126 in.
Antique Persian Kashkouli
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Antique Persian Kashkouli, size 2'0" x 4'0".  
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Vintage 1940s Asian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Kashkouli
  • Antique Persian Kashkouli
  • Antique Persian Kashkouli
  • Antique Persian Kashkouli
W 24 in. L 48 in.
Antique Persian Afshar
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Antique Persian Afshar, size: 4' 2" x 5' 9".  
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Antique 1890s Asian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Persian Afshar
  • Antique Persian Afshar
  • Antique Persian Afshar
  • Antique Persian Afshar
W 50 in. L 69 in.
Antique Persian Sultanabad
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Sultanabad is a region in NW, Persia. It was the site of the principle Ziegler weavings in the late 19th century. Sultanabad's are famous for their floral designs as they improved th...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Sultanabad
  • Antique Persian Sultanabad
  • Antique Persian Sultanabad
  • Antique Persian Sultanabad
W 126 in. L 164 in.
Antique Persian Tabriz
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Tabriz Size: 11'5" × 15'5" (347 × 469 cm) Such magnificent and fascinating art works as this antique Persian Tabriz rug are exceptionally hard to come across. Its o...
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Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Tabriz
  • Antique Persian Tabriz
  • Antique Persian Tabriz
  • Antique Persian Tabriz
W 137 in. L 185 in.
Antique Persian Runner
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century Persian Malayer narrow and long runner.  
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Vintage 1920s Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Runner
  • Antique Persian Runner
  • Antique Persian Runner
  • Antique Persian Runner
W 32 in. L 201 in.
Antique Persian Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Antique hand-knotted Persian distressed rug with a subtle medallion motif. This rug measures 12'0" x 9'4".   
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Rug
  • Antique Persian Rug
  • Antique Persian Rug
  • Antique Persian Rug
W 112 in. L 120 in.
Antique Persian Tabriz
Located in Norwalk, CT
Hand-knotted rug with a floral design on a rust field. This rug has magnificent detailing and would be perfect for any room. Measures: 12' x 19'.
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Antique Early 1900s Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Tabriz
  • Antique Persian Tabriz
  • Antique Persian Tabriz
  • Antique Persian Tabriz
W 144 in. L 228 in.
Antique Persian Isfahan Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Isfahan rug, size: 10'8" x 26'4".
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Antique 1650s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Isfahan Rug
  • Antique Persian Isfahan Rug
  • Antique Persian Isfahan Rug
  • Antique Persian Isfahan Rug
W 128 in. L 316 in.
Antique Persian Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in Evanston, IL
Very fine antique Tabriz rug. The city of Tabriz is situated in North West Persia and it is one of the largest cities and also the capital in the province of Azerbaijan and was the e...
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Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Malayer Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Malayer rug, size: 6'8" x 11'4".
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Vintage 1920s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
W 80 in. L 136 in.
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Tabriz rug. Size: 12'8" × 18'3" (386 × 556 cm) A late 19th century antique rug from Tabriz, Persia, the reddish brown field with a bold trellis of abstract leaves, ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
W 152 in. L 219 in.
Antique Persian Meshad Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Meshad carpet Size: 13'9" × 17'8" (419 × 538 cm) An early 20th century Persian Mashad rug, the pale peach field with a delicate trellis design of palmettes, feather...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian N.W Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian N.W rug, size: 4'0" x 9'8".
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Antique 1890s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian N.W Rug
  • Antique Persian N.W Rug
  • Antique Persian N.W Rug
  • Antique Persian N.W Rug
W 48 in. L 116 in.
Antique Persian Meshad Rug
Located in New York, NY
A decorative early 20th century Persian Meshad (Meshed) antique rug. The light blue background displays a dense overall design with expressive flowering vines, palmettes and feathery...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Meshad Rug
  • Antique Persian Meshad Rug
  • Antique Persian Meshad Rug
  • Antique Persian Meshad Rug
W 127 in. L 148 in.
Antique Persian Kirman Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Kirman carpet Size: 12'8" × 16'0" (386 × 487 cm) A late 19th century Persian Karastan Kirman rug, the ivory field with all-over floral sprays between rows of brick ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Kirman Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Tabriz carpet Size: 13'4" × 17'2" (406 × 523 cm) A finely-knotted early 20th century antique Tabriz Persian rug, the light brown field with a pale sand trellis over...
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Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Khorassan Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Khorassan rug Size: 13'3" × 16'4" (403 × 497 cm) An early 20th century Persian Khorassan antique rug, the camel field with an all-over trellis of palmettes, swirlin...
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Early 20th Century Persian Khorassan Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Tabriz rug Size: 12'9" × 18'0" (388 × 548 cm) An early 20th century antique Persian Tabriz carpet, the abrashed beige field with a palmette and cloud band trellis o...
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Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
W 153 in. L 216 in.
Antique Persian Heriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Heriz rug Size: 7'5" × 11'9" (226 × 358 cm) An early 20th century Persian Heriz antique rug, the ochre field with scattered geometric floral motifs around a celadon...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
W 89 in. L 141 in.
Antique Persian Meshad Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Meshad rug Size: 11'4" × 16'7" (345 × 505 cm) Antique rugs from the Meshad weaving center are considered the finest of the entire Khorassan province. Normally, they...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Meshad Rug
  • Antique Persian Meshad Rug
  • Antique Persian Meshad Rug
  • Antique Persian Meshad Rug
W 136 in. L 199 in.
Antique Persian Serab Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Serab rug, size: 3'6" x 12'3".
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Antique Early 1900s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Serab Rug
  • Antique Persian Serab Rug
  • Antique Persian Serab Rug
  • Antique Persian Serab Rug
W 42 in. L 147 in.
Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Tabriz carpet Size: 9'2" × 13'7" (279 × 414 cm) A late 19th century Persian Tabriz antique carpet, the striated slate blue field with an angular all-over trellis of...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Kirman Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Kirman rug Size: 13'7" × 20'8" (414 × 629 cm) An early 20th century Persian Kirman (Kerman) antique rug, with an overall design of stepped lozenges in camel, of cre...
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Early 20th Century Persian Kirman Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Kirman Rug
  • Antique Persian Kirman Rug
  • Antique Persian Kirman Rug
  • Antique Persian Kirman Rug
W 163 in. L 248 in.
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug Size: 10'10" × 14'6" (330 × 441 cm) A late 19th century antique Persian Tabriz rug from Northwest Persia, the midnight blue with staggered rows of lush c...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
W 130 in. L 174 in.
Antique Persian Malayer Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Malayer rug, size: 9'6" x 11'9".
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Vintage 1910s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
W 114 in. L 141 in.
Antique Persian Meshad Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Meshad carpet Size: 9'10" × 12'4" (299 × 375 cm). Antique rugs from the Meshad weaving centre are considered the finest of the entire Khorassan province. Normally, ...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Feraghan Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Feraghan rug Size: 6'4" × 12'3" (193 × 373 cm) The antique Feraghan rug before your eyes is an exceptionally beautiful example of Persian Craft. Its captivating lig...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Sarouk rug Size: 9'0" × 11'10" (274 × 360 cm) An early 20th century Sarouk rug, the light brown field with an all-over lattice formed by unusual leaves, floral vine...
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Early 20th Century Persian Sarouk Farahan Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
  • Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
  • Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
  • Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
W 108 in. L 142 in.
Antique N.W.Persian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique N.W.Persian rug. Size: 3'4" x 11'2".
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Antique 1850s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique N.W.Persian Rug
  • Antique N.W.Persian Rug
  • Antique N.W.Persian Rug
  • Antique N.W.Persian Rug
W 40 in. L 134 in.
Antique Persian Bakhtiari Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Bakhtiari rug. Size: 12'6" x 17'4".
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Antique Early 1900s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Afshar Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Afshar rug. Size: 4'3" x 5'0".
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Vintage 1910s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Serapi Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Serapi rug. Size: 10' 0" x 14' 0".
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Antique Early 1900s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Persian Serapi Rug
  • Antique Persian Serapi Rug
  • Antique Persian Serapi Rug
  • Antique Persian Serapi Rug
W 120 in. L 168 in.
Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Antique Persian Sarouk rug. Measures: 9' x 12'10. Sarouk rugs are from the village of Saruk about 25 miles north of Arak, in west Persia. Sarouk rugs have been produced for much of t...
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Early 20th Century Persian Sarouk Farahan Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
  • Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
  • Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
  • Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
W 108 in. L 154 in.
Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Sarouk rug. Size: 14'10" x 17'2".
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Vintage 1920s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
  • Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
  • Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
  • Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
W 178 in. L 206 in.
Antique Persian Lilihan Rug
Located in Evanston, IL
Antique Lilihan Oriental rug, red and blue colors, measures: 3'6" x 4'4" #17128 Magnificent traditional 16th century Persian floral vase design rug, the main colors are very rich ...
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Early 20th Century Persian Sarouk Farahan Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Kurdish Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Kurdish rug. Size: 4'2" x 8'10".
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Antique 1860s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Persian Kurdish Rug
  • Antique Persian Kurdish Rug
  • Antique Persian Kurdish Rug
  • Antique Persian Kurdish Rug
W 50 in. L 106 in.
Fine Antique Persian Heriz
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Fine antique Persian Heriz.    
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Vintage 1910s Asian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Fine Antique Persian Heriz
  • Fine Antique Persian Heriz
  • Fine Antique Persian Heriz
  • Fine Antique Persian Heriz
W 98 in. L 127 in.
Fine Antique Persian Esfahan
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Fine antique Persian Esfahan.   
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Vintage 1920s Asian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Fine Antique Persian Heriz
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Fine antique Persian Heriz.      
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Antique Early 1900s Asian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Fine Antique Persian Heriz
  • Fine Antique Persian Heriz
  • Fine Antique Persian Heriz
  • Fine Antique Persian Heriz
W 42 in. L 171 in.
Fine Antique Persian Sultanabad
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Fine antique Persian Sultanabad.  
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Antique 1890s Asian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Isfahan Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Isfahan rug, size: 5'4" x 7'10".
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Vintage 1940s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Moud Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Moud rug. Measures: 9'0" x 11'8".
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Antique 1880s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Persian Moud Rug
  • Antique Persian Moud Rug
  • Antique Persian Moud Rug
  • Antique Persian Moud Rug
W 108 in. L 140 in.
Antique Persian Kerman Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Kerman rug. Size: 4'7" x 7'2".
Category

Vintage 1920s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Malayer Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Malayer rug, size: 3'2" x 4'9".
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Antique 1890s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Tabriz rug, size: 11' 0" x 17' 9".
Category

Antique 1890s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
W 132 in. L 213 in.
Antique Persian Kilim Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Kilim rug, size: 8'2" x 12'0".
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Vintage 1930s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Persian Kilim Rug
  • Antique Persian Kilim Rug
  • Antique Persian Kilim Rug
  • Antique Persian Kilim Rug
W 98 in. L 144 in.
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Tabriz rug, size: 7'6" x 11'0".
Category

Antique 1890s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
W 90 in. L 132 in.
Antique Persian Kurdish Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Kurdish rug. Size: 3'6" x 10'6".
Category

Antique 1850s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Persian Kurdish Rug
  • Antique Persian Kurdish Rug
  • Antique Persian Kurdish Rug
  • Antique Persian Kurdish Rug
W 42 in. L 126 in.
Antique Persian Kurdish Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian kurdish rug. Size: 4'0" x 8'9".
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Antique Early 1900s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Persian Kurdish Rug
  • Antique Persian Kurdish Rug
  • Antique Persian Kurdish Rug
  • Antique Persian Kurdish Rug
W 48 in. L 105 in.
Antique Persian Serab Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Serab rug, size: 3'5" x 16'0".
Category

Antique 1890s Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Antique Persian Serab Rug
  • Antique Persian Serab Rug
  • Antique Persian Serab Rug
  • Antique Persian Serab Rug
W 41 in. L 192 in.
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Persian Antiques Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the persian antiques furniture you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wool and silk, every persian antiques furniture was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a persian antiques furniture, we have 8181 options in-stock, while there are 8 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the persian antiques furniture you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right persian antiques furniture, those designed in Modern, Art Deco and Victorian styles are of considerable interest. Mehraban Rugs, Haji Khalili and Ziegler & Co. Each produced at least one beautiful persian antiques furniture that is worth considering.

How Much are Persian Antiques Furniture?

Prices for a persian antiques furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $118 and can go as high as $3,200,000, while the average can fetch as much as $8,501.

Finding the Right Rugs Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.